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Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies

11 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Vancouver
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria
Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city. (B)

Day 3 Victoria/Port Hardy
Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. (B)

Day 4 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert
Embark on a ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises.

The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert late in the evening. (B)

Day 5 Prince Rupert/Smithers
Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature. (B)

Day 6 Smithers
Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area. (B)

Day 7 Smithers/Prince George
Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia. (B)

Day 8 Prince George/Jasper
Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views. (B)

Day 9 Jasper
Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs. (B)

Day 10 Jasper/Canmore
Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.

Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. We stop a number of times along the way to take in the scenery and search for wildlife. (B)

Day 11 Canmore/Calgary
Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Tour ends on arrival to Calgary. (B)
Map
All This Included
Discover the many landscapes, animals, and ways of life in the Canadian Rockies through an engaging 11-day tour. Venture to Vancouver Island and embark on the Inside Passage ferry, which takes you through glacial fjords to spot orcas and porpoises. Visit a collection of totem poles and immerse yourself in First Nation cultures. After all of these incredible encounters, you'll soon agree that the west coast is the best coast.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
  • Inside Passage cruise
  • First Nations day tour (Smithers)
  • Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre
  • Miette Hot Springs visit
  • Icefields Parkway drive
  • Columbia Icefield stop
  • Free time in Victoria, Smithers, and Jasper National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (6 nts)
    Lodges (4 nts)
  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, ferry, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Highlights
  • Spot whales and sea lions on a ferry ride through the Inside Passage
  • Immerse yourself in First Nations culture in Smithers
  • View the tallest peak of the Canadian Rockies
  • Dip into the Miette Hot Springs
  • Catch postcard-perfect views along the Icefields Parkway
Accommodations
Hotels (6 nights)
Vancouver: Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (or similar)

Lodges (4 nights)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 11.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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